Mabel's
Mabel's

Mabel's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mabelsonmain.com/
  • Phone: 4808895580
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Bar: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join World Famous Rani G resident DJ every Friday and Saturday night as he spins your favorite beats.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Scottsdale Road and North Goldwater (S. of Indian School)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mabel's
Located on historic Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale, Mabel’s provides a welcome respite from the everyday, ushering in the glamour and sophistication of mid-century luxury while presenting a contemporary slant on mid-century fare. A well chosen wine list, hand crafted cocktails and tasty renditions of seasonal menu items, reflecting the classics of a bygone era.
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Mabel's reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)romantic (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • New Favorite
    NewFAV
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a great place to go with you want some good food and good drinks. If you are not a crowded loud club person this is a great late night spot to chill and even dance if you want too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They can make any occasion rock!
    CiaoRachel
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Invited 10 close friends for the Saturday happy hour (yes, Saturday). Atmosphere is fun, romantic,original and inviting all wrapped up in a sparkly bow. Staff was FABULOUS! I will be a repeat offender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nikki1230
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    good happy hour deals, however several times our waitress brought us things we did not order. she got one of our food orders wrong, and brought 2 drinks we did not ask for. food is just OK, nothing special. the decor is fun though and if you are looking for a place with decent drinks to go with friends after work, this place works.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mabel's on Main - Speakeasy
    SpeakeasyKingCoz
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Beautifully decorated. Knowledgable friendly servers. Attentive GM who made a point to visit our table in an appropriate way and welcome us. Drinks came fast, food was tasty but seems they only offer small appetizer size and not real dinners. All the staff was professional, the place was impeccably clean and the ambience was perfect. Arriving during the transition between early evening, just before the DJ got things started, the 'hot spot' crowd began filing in slowly and the DJ did a great job of offering transition music instead of immediately thumping the bass. This is a classy spot I will recommend and put on my once a month list for certain. I would be interested in seeing a happy hour during the week to see if its more jumping
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Drinks and Recommendations
    EatBigVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    When I dined here, it was very quiet; it was a weekday evening with just a few people eating. The bartender definitely took care of me. In addition to treating me to a complimentary drink, he also made other recommendations for me to dine (as an out-of-town diner). I'd go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time - Really Enjoyed It!
    TammyH
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We made reservations, but realized we didn't need to when we arrived. The table they had for us seated 12 and there were only 2 of us. Felt overwhelming, so we moved to the bar for a more intimate setting. Happy hour was great! Lots of food and drink options. Would totally recommend for anyone looking for a good place to relax and hang out for a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mabel's classy vintage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Mabel's is a touch of an era gone by with comfortable chairs, hardwood and well dressed staff. While the menu lacks sophistication for foodies, the drinks are very enticing and most people will find something to pique curiosity. Mabel's reminds you of a time when speakeasys were commonplace, and offers a unique perspective for those looking to avoid the mindless drone of bass, and overkill of lighting in larger venues. Think Mercbar, think Kazmierz...think NYC and everything that makes a great local upscale lounge. Different nights feature varying music, so check out the website to determine what night would be right for you.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will be back!
    americandevushka
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Service was excellent. Even the bus boy was polite and fun to interact with. The waitress was kind enough to put some items on our voucher at full price and everything over that limit on happy hour pricing. We ordered 3 cocktails-- all were excellent. The macaroni and cheese was probably the best I ever had. My boyfriend cannot stop raving about the shrimp scampi and constantly recommends it to our friends. The apple cake was superb and unlike other Oldtown Scottsdale desserts, was big enough for two people and well worth the $8 we paid for it. The couch style seating made date-night that much cozier. The only somewhat disappointing part of the experience was the flatbread but everything else was so good that it's easily overlooked.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a reservation at ten. There were no tables. It appeared they weren't serving food. Clearly a bar. They should stop reservations earlier.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Night
    PamK
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went early for dinner not knowing what to expect and we were all happily surprised. The food was good and we all loved the small plates. It gave us the opportunity to sample many things. Loved the flat-bread especially the Green eggs and Ham. Drinks were also good. I love a bar that has specialty drinks. It's fun trying new things! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here :)
    JeeeneeeVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We keep coming back because they are awesome. The service has been spectacular and they are very friendly. Food is good and the Happy Hour is a great deal. Again, even though we bring our 5 year old with and it really isn't a 'kid place', they are always very cool about it. Works out for us because we get to go out but do not need a babysitter. And we even got our corner booth this time :) . We will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than average bar food
    RobbyVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went to Mabel's with visiting friends to try a "new" spot. The menu looked promising. We were greeted by a gentleman who appeared to be a "bouncer" and the only word he said was "Reservation?".The food was good but I wouldn't call it outstanding. I ate the scallop dish which was good but overcooked. Our server was very friendly but service was a bit slow. We had our 3 year old with us and at around 8:30 a "bouncer" politely told us kids are not allowed after 9 and that we needed to leave by ten till. Overall it was OK but be warned it seems more of a bar with a creative menu than a restaurant. I does have an interesting atmosphere and i might try it again but not with kids.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall, a nice place. drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Overall, a nice place. drinks are small and service between drinks is slow, but has a cool design and cool music.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour prices! Food
    JoJo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great happy hour prices! Food was excellent! The Bibb lettuce & yellow beet salad was large enough to share. Scallops were delicious and the filet mignon bites (medium rare) were to die for! Two people ordered the cheeseburgers and said they were excellent. Loved the ambience! Reminded me of back East - dark furnishings and dimly lit. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better this time around
    JeeeneeeVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We decided to give Mabel's another try because we had previously had some really good experiences there. I am glad we did. The service was excellent and the food also. Only thing I don't understand is everytime we make a reservation and we show up right after they open up but we can't get a corner booth even though that is what I request. But we still had a nice booth and had a very enjoyable experience. We brig our 5 year old with us and they have always been cool with that. Glad to see the previous time must have just been an off night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of great food
    argagnonVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Really enjoyed our experience at Mabel's! Great service, fun people, and stellar food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    jlarsonm9k
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I went with a friend and since we had our reservations through Open Table, we were treated like VIP's from the moment we entered. Our table was lovely and the ambiance was great. We had a booth and they are semi-private. The lights were dimmed and the flickering candles reflected on the tin ceiling. The color scheme is warm and rich. There was a band playing and they added a nice touch. The drinks we tried were amazing.We dined on the Chicago-style pizza (fyi, Midwesterners, it has tomato sauce) it is a crispy flatbread creation, and very tasty. We also tried the Deviled Eggs 3 Ways, if you and your bestie love deviled eggs, try it. A little salty all around, but beer takes care of that! We will be back, I want to try the sliders!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour. Until the end
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were a group of 7 girls present on a Sat night for a bachelorette party. We showed up at 6pm and ordered food and drinks off of the HH menu. The Mac and cheese was tasty, the scallops were to die for, the service was even great until the bar started to pick up. After 715, our server was MIA for a good amount of time and when one of our party guests tried to ask for our "waitress" another female staff member promptly correctly her by saying " yes I will get your 'server'... Please and thank you". She rudely and abruptly corrected the guest without batting an eyelash and quickly walked away. The manager was very friendly and interactive, the bar staff was even entertaining, but it was the quips made by the staff prior to our exit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the bar, not for dining
    willtravel4food
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    For Valentine's Day they had a prix fixe menu which was executed fine, but over priced. If we sat at the bar we could have ordered from their regular menu, but that wasn't offered to us. They moved us, but no one was sat at the booth we were moved from. Staff seems capable of handling a bar scene, but not a dining room: silverware came after salads, staff didn't clear plates before next course, water glasses not refilled. Also missed oppty to sell another drink, as one in our party sat with an empty glass since after the salad course: it was ok,we were there under 70 mins for 3 courses. Skip the 21% automatic gratuity, there are better options for creative mixed drinks, good music and friendly bar service within walking distance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    ScottsdaleNights
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food was awesome! Service was awesome! Drinks were awesome! It was my boyfriends birthday so they gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. Perfect night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was slow and seemingly
    shawn
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Service was slow and seemingly above us. We were honoured when we received out silverware and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to get together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Whether it be for romance or friendship, I enjoy every single time I visit Mabel's on Main, the staff is friendly and will cater to your needs. I really appreciated that they took the time to show actual concern for the pregnant friend in our group and to ensure that she was comfortable. I will visit again, often and enthusiastically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Heaven
    2Retired2HH
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Numerous menu items at Happy Hour prices, both food and drinks. This bar spot is like a cozy Speakeasy of many years past with background music to set the mood. Wife's drink was her best since the second closing of Trader Vic's in Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night Place
    JeeeneeeVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We found this little gem by accident and always go here for date night. The food is good and the service has always been also. I made reservatiosn thru Open Table and asked for a quiet, romantic booth and they gave us a booth right in the middle of everything. When I asked the host for a corner booth (and they had just opened and were empty) he was a little weird about it but obliged. Our waitress remembered us from last time and was excellent. Be sure to watch the price on your tab though because we always get overpriced for certain items. But, they always apologize and fix it for us. This place is awesome and we just found out Chad Gregory plays here sometimes and he is also awesome. We would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails and food!
    mezmrizn18
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The cocktails are delicious, food is wonderful, and the staff is knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    25yrHoneymoonVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Came to visit Phoenix fouund this quirkey gem of a place on amazon local, had a fantastic time will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    1MisterB
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    When I looked at this place on line, it gave the impression it was an upscale restaurant advertising and listed as one of the top 5 caviar restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Upon confirming a reservation through "open table" and arriving on time, I was disappointed to discover it was actually a bar that basically served appetizers. It also has reference to "proper attire required". I guess that just means clothing because there were patrons dress in T-shirts and ragged shorts with flip fops. Don't get me wrong, looked like it would be a good bar but not what it advertized itself as on its webpage. Next time I will review the menu and wine list first!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expectations
    RBFifield
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Mables far exceeded my expectations!!! We were there for my sons 23rd birthday and I wanted it to be fun, with good food and drinks. Our waitress was fantastic, she gave us her recommendations and she was spot on. We will be returning to Mables!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, food and drinks
    BobandLynn
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We went on an off-night, but made reservations anyway. When we arrived, no one made an effort to greet us. Understandable in terms of the one waitress who was swamped. But, the two bartenders who were waiting on one customer didn't even acknowledge our existence. So after about 5 minutes, we seated ourselves. Food and drinks were great and the waitress was fantastic even apologizing for the delay - which was not her fault. A word of advice - yo, bartender dudes, lose the attitude. The customers are paying your rent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chilled Lounge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Mabel's is the perfect place if your looking to just sit, chill, and relax over a few drinks and snack on some food. They have just the right amount of varieties on specialty cocktails and food. Been there 4 times now and still loving the place! Service is great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place for events
    TJay
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    All the people in the group commented on the atmosphere and we all liked it. Our group commented that it felt very cozy and romantic. The waitstaff was very nice. We enjoyed our time and I'm sure we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday/Proposal
    NCdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    ..wow I signed up online for my daughter's birthday celebration and may I say they really did a fabulous job with the decor and the HH hors were a great value and very tasty (with exception of the pasta-pretty typical). the only negative thing I could point out as they did not have enough servers or help to clear glasses/plates/take orders as the restaurant filled up...but would definitely give it a thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Par
    MegS
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We went to Mabel's to try something new because we had a Living Social Deal. There were 6 or 7 servers behind the bar; however our drinks would take forever (20+ minutes) to arrive to our table. When asked for recommendations on the drink menu, the server was zero help. The sliders we ordered were rare; however we could not get anyone's attention. In fact, no one came back ever to check on our food or bring my husband's last drink. Horrible experience, ruined my night. Customer Service was poor and I'm disappointed because it could have been a really nice place to come back to.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Funky Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Had a Living Social voucher and went for 2 specialty cocktails and 2 appetizers (they only have appetizers). It is a nice funky place in downtown Scottsdale. Great decor - oversized chairs, chandeliers, rugs and Ella Fitzgerald on the sound system. Lovely. The service is terrific and the drinks were fantastic and the small bites perfect for a breezy summer night out. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice getaway
    Donald
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    It was quiet, but it was a Thursday. Great ambiance. Music was very good, So was the service. Awesome appetizer selection. We had some of almost everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tam and Jimmy were bartending.
    Budman
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Tam and Jimmy were bartending. We sat at the bar and had a great conversation... Food was fantastic...DO have the Grilled Cheese sandwhich!! Someone else on yelp said that and they were spot on! Mac and cheese was good but nothing compared to the GC! It was very quiet when we were there on a weekday at 5:15...so can't comment on the crowd (there wasn't any!) Tam was great by the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere loved the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Great atmosphere loved the bricking the chandeliers although the menu was very limited.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place smelled musty, like
    smartblVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    The place smelled musty, like a wine cellar.... intentional? In the booth next to us management was conducting interviews.... really? Service was sporadic... I ordered the cheese and meat tray... the cheese was dry like it had been sitting out too long....... nothing great and no reason to come back.
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  • The drinks were good, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    The drinks were good, and bartender was very friendly. The GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH with Prosciutto, Tomato and Gruyère Cheese and “BITES” OF FILET with Horseradish Cream, were to die for. I will return for date night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service EVER!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The worst service I have ever had in my life! It took 1 hour to get a drink and 20 minutes before anyone even asked us If we have been helped. Food wasn't bad but we ordered 10 things and the server brought everything out at 1 time....what? There wasn't Enough room on the table for everything. When we all order a salad, that should come out first, right? We wasted over 2 Hours of our night due to lack of service, not to mention I got charged full price for 2 glasses if wine that should have been 1/2 off. When I brought it to her attention she said she would take care if it and NEVER brought me my change! We will never go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate